- Sport: Olympic Ice Hockey
- Nation: Finland
- DOB: July 3, 1970
- Career Highlights: In what will certainly be his final Olympic appearance during his last NHL season, Selanne will try to go out by leading Finland
to its first gold medal in hockey. At Turin in 2006, he helped an upstart squad reach the championship game, where they lost
3-2 to rival Sweden. Still, Selanne was named the tournament's best forward and to its All-Star team. Eight years earlier
in Nagano, he had 10 points to tie teammate Saku Koivu for most at the tournament as the Finns beat Canada for the bronze.
Selanne has been a prolific scorer in Olympic play with 20 goals and 15 assists in 25 games, not unlike what he's accomplished
in the NHL. Selected 10th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in 1988, Selanne didn't make his NHL debut until 1992 when he scored
a league-leading and rookie record 76 goals to win the Calder Trophy. That campaign was one of three in which Selanne would
lead the NHL in goal scoring, having posted 52 in 1997-98 and 47 the next season with the then-Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He
also played for the San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche before returning to Anaheim in 2005. Led the Ducks with 48 goals
and 94 points in 2006-07 as they captured the only Stanley Cup in franchise history. A 10-time All-Star, Selanne will close
his NHL career as the second-leading scorer among Finnish players behind Hall of Famer Jari Kurri.
- Olympic History: 2006,2002,1998,1992